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Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $20 Million

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There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday but 331,463 players across the nation won a total of more than $2.8 million in prizes in America's Game.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing the jackpot will grow to an estimated $20 million.

The cash option for the Wednesday, October 27 drawing will be an estimated $11.1 million.

The numbers drawn were: 15, 24, 49, 50, 52 and the Powerball was 40. The Power Play multiplier was 5.

Five players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $100,000. The tickets were sold in Iowa, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin.

Fourteen players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $5,000.

More than 45,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 5 Saturday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option for one dollar. With Power Play you can multiply your winnings, except for the jackpot. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun to select that night's multiplier.

Players should carefully check their tickets after every draw. Even if there are no jackpot winners there are always tens of thousands of winners at other prize levels.

Players purchased more than $14.4 million in tickets between Thursday and Saturday night.

The lotteries sold more than $2.2 billion in Powerball tickets in FY04. That translates into more than $660 million for worthwhile state projects.

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Posted: October 27, 2004, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

If Powerball is "America's Game", than what is Mega Millions?

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    Posted: October 27, 2004, 9:56 pm - IP Logged
    Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on October 27, 2004

    If Powerball is "America's Game", than what is Mega Millions?

    "America's Game" doesn't seem to be a trademark of Powerball but I could be wrong. It probably is just a marketing slogan like when Pepsi was "The Choice of a New Generation". Mega Millions would come off sounding too unoriginal and probably face a lawsuit if they were suddenly to start using it as well.  Besides Mega Millions only comprises 11 states where as Powerball is made up of 27 states (over half the union) plus the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands. So Powerball being "America's Game" is more nearer the truth.

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      Posted: October 27, 2004, 10:03 pm - IP Logged


      Actually, I believe they DID trademark the phrase "America's Game".  If another lottery attempted to use that phrase, they would be violating the trademark.


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        Posted: October 27, 2004, 11:09 pm - IP Logged

        powerball has the trademark of "america's game". they also have the patent on the multi-state game, so i'm guessing mega millions is paying the MUSL quite a bit of money. the MUSL should have patented the game style as well. that way, mega millions wouldn't be able to use the same game style.

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